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World’s festivals you need to visit on your 2018 travels

September is here, and back to school is already behind us. Are you already thinking of where to travel in the year ahead? Why not compile your volunteering, internship or study abroad with a famous world festival? We have compiled a list of our favourite festivals to be held in 2018 so that you...

How a Kaya Internship Abroad can Boost your Career

You may think this is ironic, but leaving your current job to pursue an internship abroad can be a great way to boost your career. Even if you’re fresh out of the education system, an internship abroad is one way you make yourself stand out in today’s competitive job market.   What is an...

Plan Something Exciting for this Christmas!

Going abroad over the festive holidays is becoming a popular idea and since Christmas is all about giving, we think volunteering abroad is a perfect way to combine the two. What better way is there to spread the Christmas spirit than to help those who are less fortunate than yourself? Not to...

What is Responsible Travel? Why is it so Important?

We often talk about travelling responsibly. Today, we’d like to highlight what we mean when we talk about “responsible travel”. Whatever your reason is for travelling to a new country, there are things you can do to make your visit a more responsible one. Apart from explaining exactly what...

Fabulous Feedback from our Local Team in Swaziland!

Sheena Christensen is currently participating on our Nutrition Internship in Swaziland. She’s certainly been very busy, involving herself in a wide range of projects during her interning abroad experience. Here’s what the team on the ground have said about her hard work during her time on the...

GCSE and A-Level results – What Next?

Have you just received your GCSE or A-level exam results? Whether you did great or not as good as you hoped, there are still pathways you can choose from that will help you achieve your future ambitions. Volunteering abroad is just one way you can gain unique experience in an area that interests...

Cultural immersion experiences

At Kaya, we have a collection of travel memories and anecdotes that could probably fill up a book! Our team is either composed of former volunteers, gappers or international travelers. We all come from different backgrounds and countries, but we all share the love of cultures and travels. So...

Volunteering Abroad can be done, even if you have Anxiety.

What is Anxiety? In accordance with the UK mental health charity Mind, anxiety is where you experience feelings of unease, worry and fear. Although these feelings are a natural part of our biological reaction when threatened, for some, anxiety can hinder regular day-to-day tasks. The term...

Celebrate World Lion Day with us!

Today, August 10th,  we are celebrating World Lion Day! This day is to help raise awareness on this majestic big cat and raise awareness of their risk to become extinct. In the past 20 years, lion populations have declined by over 40%. Their numbers have dramatically decreased due to prey...

Is Kenya safe to volunteer?

As Kenyans are voting to elect their president today, you might wonder if Kenya is a safe developing country to travel to given the 2007 election violent incidents. It can seem very controversial as you may come across different reports. However, we’d like to use today’s blog to highlight that...

Why Does Africa Need Volunteers?

Africa is an amazing place. It’s beyond what you can read about or imagine. The wildlife is absolutely gorgeous. The landscape with the red clay soil is even brighter in reality than you have seen it on any photographs. The women wear beautiful colourful chitenge either wrapped around their waist...

How Volunteering Abroad can Help Widen your Comfort Zone

Emily Davis, who volunteered in Swaziland on our Nutrition Internship, tells an account of what it was like to volunteer on a project with Kaya and how she came out of her comfort zone:   “When I had started my internship with Kaya Responsible Travel I was ridiculously nervous about what the...

Brand New Project Launched in Ghana!

We are delighted to announce that we have a new project named “High Impact Outreach Community Project” which is now up and running in Ghana. This 10-day project, running from the 2nd – 11th of September 2017, strives to help locals within the village of Damang on many fronts and impact...

The Importance of Wildlife Conservation

If you are passionate about animals and wildlife in general then this is the blog for you. Whether it’s caring for them directly or concentrating your efforts into preserving their habitat, Kaya has the perfect project for your interests and skill set. We offer projects that help to conserve the...

Why Does Volunteering Abroad Cost So Much?

As you think about volunteering abroad, and you discover how much it cost to volunteer, you might be feeling frustrated. After all, all you want is to do good. You wonder “why does volunteering abroad cost so much?”. Here is our take on why volunteering cost “so much” in five reasons. Reason #1...

Are you on a budget but still want to volunteer?

If you want to volunteer abroad, but are restricted to a tight budget, then this is the blog for you. Here you will find the cheapest 2017 Kaya projects, categorized by area of interests. There is likely to be a project listed here that takes your fancy, and won’t break the bank! Environmental...
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